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Ghazal 

Foroutan

Educator
Graphic Designer
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Ghazal is a form of amatory poem or ode, originating in Arabic poetry. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. Ghazals were written by Rumi, Hafiz and Saadi Shirazi of Persia

Ghazal Foroutan is an Iranian graphic designer and educator. She has won the 13th Khawrizmi Youth Awards for her illustrations with Watch pieces in 2012 leading to her acceptance to Alzahra University. She graduated with her BFA in graphic design from Alzahra in 2017. She worked for Studio Shizaru for two years before she moved to the USA in 2018. She started her MFA in graphic design at Oklahoma State University in Fall 2018. Her thesis was a collection of visual explorations in response to Iranian women’s rights. She is currently teaching graphic design at Augusta University. 

Education /

MFA in Graphic Design

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK  2021 

BFA in Graphic Design

Alzahra University

Tehran, IR  2017

High School Diploma

Graphic Design

Mahdieh Art School

Tehran, IR  2012

Work Experience /

Morgan Robinson Studio

Graphic Design Intern

Stillwater, OK  

Summer 2019

OSU App Center

UI & UX Designer

Stillwater, OK  

Summer 2019

Exhibitions /

Cascade Community Library

Watch Collage Illustration

Vancouver, WA 2013

Battle Ground Library Exhibition

Watch Collage Illustration

Vancouver, WA 2013

Alzahra Photography Exhibition

Nature Photography

Tehran, IR 2014

Carlsbad Oceanside Art League

Watch Collage Illustration

Sandi-ego, CA  2014

International Illustration Exhibition 

IRAN and Russia

Watch Collage Illustration

Moscow, Russia  2015

Awards /

Graphex 52

Best of Print 2021

Tulsa's Art Director's Club

Graphex 52

Best of Print 2021

Tulsa's Art Director's Club

Applied Arts Awards

Best in Illustration 2021

Salute Awards

Winner of Merit Awards 2021

Salute Awards

Best in Poster

Honorable Mention  2021

Salute Awards

Best in illustration

Honorable Mention  2021

Graphex 51

Best of Print 2020

Tulsa's Art Director's Club

Graphex 51

Best of Print 2020

Tulsa's Art Director's Club

Ms International OSU

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 2018

Sri Lanka Typo-Day Poster Festival

Typography Poster

Sri Lanka  2016

13th Khawrizmi Youth Awards

Watch Collage Illustration

2end position the country

Tehran, IR  2013

Bibliography /

The Dream’s Image

Pouya-Nama Publications  2016

2nd Baban Graphic Yearly Book 

Baban Publications  2016

3rd Baban Graphic Yearly Book

Baban Publications  2017

Contact /
Teaching /

Assistant Professor

Augusta University

Augusta, GA  2021 – Present

Teacher’s Assistant

Type 1 / Type 2 

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK  2018 – 2021 

English Instructor 

Safir Language Academy

Intermediate / Advanced

Tehran, IR  2015

Studio Shizaru

Graphic Designer

Tehran, IR   2016–2018

Pegahtech.ir. Tapsel

Graphic, Motion Designer

Tehran, IR  2016

Dal Annual Exhibition

Student Graphic Design Festival

Iranian Artists Forum

Tehran, IR  2015

Time Museum Exhibition

Watch Collage Illustration

Tehran, IR  2015

Ibn Sina Museum Exhibition

Watch Collage Illustration

Tehran, IR  2015

Graphic Design Week Exhibition

Typography Posters

Alzahra University

Tehran, IR  2015

Unique Art Gallery

Watch Collage Illustration

Tehran, IR  2016–2017

Modella Art Gallery

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Stillwater, OK, USA  May 2021

Media Interviews /

Iranian Channel 5 2013

IRIB1/ Channel 2/1 2015–2013

Javan Magazine 2013

Kasb-o-Kar Newspaper 2013

Green Family Magazine 2014

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